Sukagawa Taimatsu Akashi 須賀川 松明あかし Fukushima (Nov.)
Sukagawa Taimatsu Akashi boasts a history of over 400 years. It is one of Japan’s three main fire matsuri. It is said to have begun as a way to mourn the spirits of the soldiers who lost their lives when the army of Date Masamune attacked Sukagawa Castle. Giant torches 10 meters in length and 3 tons in weight are carried around the town by the youths of Sukagawa. They are taken to Gorozan, where they are set alight.
Gorozan, Midorigaoka Park, Sukagawa City, Fukushima
From JR Fukushima station go to JR Sukagawa station. Approx. 5 min. by taxi, or an approx. 20 min. walk.
Approx. 10 min. from Sukagawa interchange on the Tohoku Expressway.